Why NFL fans at Ford Field had trouble watching Rexha’s strange Thanksgiving halftime performance at Lions vs. During the Bills | Rare Techy
The NFL’s Thanksgiving halftime shows are always under intense scrutiny, and Bebe Rexha’s Lions vs. The Bills game was no different.
Rexha — the pop singer best known for her 2013 hit “The Monster” — put together a pretty interesting halftime show for her performance in Detroit.
Ford Field fans, however, wouldn’t know much about it. They couldn’t really see it.
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For some reason, the stage Rexha was performing on was hidden in a corner of the stadium. This made it impossible for fans to see it without looking at the Jumbotron.
This created a stir among fans who praised Rexha’s performance as a result.
its hard to see her rexha :/ pic.twitter.com/BWyIllL64I
– katherine fitzgerald (@kfitz134) November 24, 2022
NFL: We need it to be a great halftime show, we got Bebe Rexha.
Lions: Yes, very good, put him in the corner of the main atrium so no one can see him. pic.twitter.com/kiiQAL3GwJ
— Weapons 4 Weight Loss (@Weapons4WL) November 24, 2022
It’s understandable that fans would feel that way, given that the NFL had sold them a bill that included a top-notch halftime show. But again, the league struggled to combine sports harmoniously with entertainment.
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That wasn’t the only strange element in Rexha’s short performance. It opened with him standing still on stage and the camera rotating around him.
It went on for quite some time and viewers across the country poked fun at the dizzying opening.
The whole country is now throwing Turkey and Mashed Potatoes because Bebe Rexha started performing… pic.twitter.com/ybbVimXXPo
— Hunter Baumgardt (@hunterbonair) November 24, 2022
After that, the camerawork leveled off and NFL fans could enjoy Rexha’s show from the comfort of their couches. This prompted a number of comments from savvy social media users, ranging from praise for the pop star’s performance to questions about it.
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Below are some of the best reactions to it.
I watched my grandpa throw up on the carpet and watch Bebe Rexha at halftime BC while the camera kept rolling
— sandwich fan (@ma10productions) November 24, 2022
Bebe Rexha’s backup dancers #Thanksgiving #ArvedMafia #HalftimeShow pic.twitter.com/8ZmNRbzWuo
— Jackie Daytona (@spacecadetkelli) November 24, 2022
Me Bebe Rexha: pic.twitter.com/DHOdAXy3YV
— Vannzee (@thevannzee) November 24, 2022
Hey CBS cut it with rolling cameras and strobes in Bebe Rexha’s halftime show. It’s noon on Thanksgiving and some people are hungover.
— _ (@BurlRolett) November 24, 2022
If you watched the bebe rexha halftime show and are now suffering from vertigo, you may be entitled to compensation
— paulie (@paulkendrickfey) November 24, 2022
Bebe Rexha tho pic.twitter.com/px5U9yjMGd
— Damian/Damo 🏴☠️ (@lorrddamo) November 24, 2022
Rexha’s show was definitely not loved by viewers across the country.
But hey, at least they just saw it.
Bebe Rexha was praised here in Detroit because she wasn’t even visible from the crowd during her performance. Lmao. pic.twitter.com/kKKlmzYhwR
— NoShaveDave (@NoShaveDaveee) November 24, 2022
Detroit fans watching Bebe Rexha’s halftime show like… pic.twitter.com/TMyRSv2BgW
— Paulie G (@PaulGOSZ) November 24, 2022